|Brooke Betts Farrell: Waste as Treasure - PopTech|
Brooke Betts Farrell's idea is simple - she wants her company, RecycleMatch, to be the eBay of trash. Matching those who have waste with those who need it, RecycleMatch lowers costs, reduces waste and accelerates green innovation.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Environment; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Business; Green; Sustainability; Ecology; PopTech 2010; Collaboration
|Yasser Ansari: Citizen Science - PopTech|
Yasser Ansari's Project Noah (Networked Organisms and Habitats), strives to be what he calls "a field guide for every organism." Inspired by Darwin's Field Guide, bio-instruments, and a little bit of steampunk, the platform encourages citizen scientists to step into the world, eyes open, and begin documenting what they find.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Mobile; Environment; Biology; Activism; Green; PopTech 2010; Ecology
|Lauren Abramson: Better Justice - PopTech|
As the founder of the Community Conferencing Center, Social Innovation Fellow Lauren Abramson works to alter how society typically responds to crime and conflict -- changing the focus from punishment to accountability, healing, and learning.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Psychology; Conflict; PopTech 2010; Community; Justice
|Raj Panjabi: Post-Conflict Health - PopTech|
After surviving Liberia's civil conflict, Raj Panjabi co-founded Tiyatien Health to tackle the triple threat facing health care in post-war countries: a battered public sector, workforce shortages and rampant poverty. Pioneering a community-based health system, TH serves as a scalable, public sector model for achieving equity in health.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Health; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Development; Africa; Poverty; PopTech 2010
|Ben Lyon: Mobile Microcredit - PopTech|
Ben Lyon founded FrontlineSMS:Credit to allow microfinance institutions to send and receive secure loan payments, track loans and develop a micro-insurance model using the ubiquitous mobile phone.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Business; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Development; Finance; PopTech 2010; BoP; Mobile; Microfinance
|Brian Elliot: Friend Power - PopTech|
Brian Elliot founded Friendfactor to unlock the power of friendship to accelerate legal freedoms for LGBT people. Friendfactor's innovative social networking platform shifts the focus of gay rights from ideology towards a far more personal concept: friends making a difference in their gay friends' lives.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Activism; Politics; Culture; PopTech 2010; Freedom; Community
|Kel Sheppey: Fighting HIV/AIDS - PopTech|
To combat the spread of AIDS, Kel Sheppey founded Wild4Life, an AIDS awareness and testing organization that collaborates with wildlife conservation groups, reaching remote communities and educating them about the importance of AIDS testing and education. The goal: to completely stop the spread of AIDS by leveraging influence within communities.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Health; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Development; Africa; PopTech 2010; Collaboration; Community
|Leila Janah: Jobs Fight Poverty - PopTech|
2010 Social Innovation Fellow Leila Janah founded Samasource to bring digitally connected jobs to people living in poverty, providing computer-based microwork via the Internet. Her philosophy: "Handouts are not going to end global poverty, but work -- real work -- just might."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Business; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Development; Africa; Poverty; PopTech 2010; Internet
|Rush Bartlett: Safe Drug Delivery - PopTech|
Injectable drugs are a huge part of modern life, and with 16 billion injections a year, delivery system innovation is a field ripe for breakthroughs. 2010 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Rush Bartlett's company LyoGo has developed a completely self-contained system with the potential to revolutionize the way people are immunized.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Health; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Medicine; PopTech 2010; Innovation
|Nina Dudnik: Seeding Labs - PopTech|
2010 Social Innovation Fellow Nina Dudnik's organization, Seeding Labs, takes discarded lab equipment from the United States to needy labs in other countries. As part of its commitment, Seeding Labs also connects scientists from the U.S. with their counterparts in Africa and South America.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Education; PopTech 2010; Africa
|Ryan Smith: Sewage Into Plastic - PopTech|
Ryan Smith is co-founder and chief technical officer of Micromidas, Inc., a biotech company that uses an innovative microbial process to convert raw sewage into high-quality plastics. A non-petroleum plastic made from organic waste that completely degrades in six months to a year? What's not to love?
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Environment; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Business; Green; Sustainability; Biology; PopTech 2010
|Laura Stachel: Solar Saves Lives - PopTech|
Laura Stachel and Hal Aronson founded WE CARE Solar, which designs solar-powered systems to meet essential maternity care needs. These portable, suitcase-sized systems are immediately operational and expandable. Powering lighting and communication equipment, they enable timely and appropriate emergency care for mothers and infants.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Energy; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Health; Africa; PopTech 2010; Women; Poverty; Solar
|Matthew Berg: Mobiles for Health - PopTech|
Matt Berg helped create and pilot ChildCount+, a mobile-phone-based health platform that empowers communities in Africa to improve child and maternal health. Matt also trains local programmers at the Rural Technology Lab, with a goal to advance the health of millions while decentralizing the software development process.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Health; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Development; Mobile; Africa; Technology; PopTech 2010; Youth; Community; Women